Sawyer Brown at the Lancaster Theatre
Sawyer Brown is an American country music band founded in 1981 in Florida. The group took the name “Sawyer Brown” after Sawyer Brown Road, the street where they rehearsed. They auditioned for the TV show Star Search in 1983 just to get the videotape to promote their band – but then ended up winning the $100,000 grand prize and record contract.
The group has released twenty studio albums, of which three have been certified gold. More than fifty of their singles have entered the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including three Number One singles. Sawyer Brown also received a Horizon Award from the Country Music Association in 1985, as well as a Vocal Group of the Year award in 1997 from the Academy of Country Music and 5 Vocal Band of the Year Awards from the TNN Music City News Country Awards.
Members of the group are Mark Miller, Gregg “Hobie” Hubbard, Shayne Hill Jim Scholten, and Joe Smyth. Miller, the founder and frontman, has written many of Sawyer Brown’s hits, including “Step That Step,” “The Walk,” “Thank God for You,” “The Boys and Me,” as well as the band’s anthem: “Some Girls Do.” Other hits include “This Time,” “I Don’t Believe in Goodbye,” “Drive Me Wild,” and “They Don’t Understand.”
In the early 2000’s, Miller formed Christian music label Beach Street Records. He signed the band Casting Crowns and has produced all of their CDs, winning a Grammy and Dove for his work. In April 2013, “Ring the Bell,” a movie that Miller wrote and produced, was released—and he has more movies in the pre-production stage.
For more information or to purchase tickets call 859.583.1716 or stop by the theatre:
11a.m. - 4p.m., 117 Lexington Street, Lancaster.